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From E. A. Darwin   25 September [1873]

Summary

EAD sees advantages to Frank’s becoming CD’s assistant.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Sept [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B90–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9069

From G. H. Darwin   [25 September – 3 October 1873]

Summary

Criticises CD’s letter to Nature ["Complemental males in certain cirripedes", Collected papers 2: 177–82].

On the elimination of useless parts.

GHD fails to see the point of CD’s use of the law of distribution about a mean.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [25 Sept – 3 Oct 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 205.1: 74
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9070

From John Murray   25 September [1873]

Summary

Acknowledges CD’s cheque.

Sends CD cheque for profits on Orchids and a statement of stock on hand of CD’s works [missing].

Origin and Expression sales are stagnant.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Sept [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 437, DAR 210.11: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9071

From W. W. Keen   26 September 1873

Summary

Sends corrections of Descent and Expression.

Author:  William Williams Keen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Sept 1873
Classmark:  DAR 89: 24–5, DAR 169: 2, and Expression 2d ed., p. 169 n. 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9072

From Hubert Airy   26 [September–November 1873]

Summary

The Royal Society referees have rejected HA’s phyllotaxy paper, and it will not be printed in Philosophical Transactions. HA is not sorry for he has found new facts which limit the applicability of his views. Now believes that the original leaf arrangement was not necessarily always two-ranked but rather that existing arrangements have developed from a variety of forms with differing numbers of leaf-ranks.

Author:  Hubert Airy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 [Sept-Nov] 1873
Classmark:  DAR 159: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9073

To J. D. Hooker   27 September 1873

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Summary

Had read Tyndall’s letter [Nature 8 (1873): 399] – awfully savage, but certainly a great mistake to print it.

Thinks JDH will think better of Clerk Maxwell’s paper after he reads it.

Asks whether JDH could find out for him the temperature of rain in very hot countries.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 Sept 1873
Classmark:  DAR 95: 280–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9074

From M. T. Masters   27 September 1873

Summary

Seeks an interview with CD to discuss reorganisation of Gardeners’ Chronicle.

Author:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Sept 1873
Classmark:  DAR 171: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9075

From Edward Frankland   27 September 1873

Summary

Has sent CD some pure distilled water for his Drosera experiments.

Author:  Edward Frankland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Sept 1873
Classmark:  DAR 164: 208
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9076

To M. T. Masters   29 September [1873]

Summary

CD refuses an interview because of a severe headache, but wishes all success to the Gardeners’ Chronicle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Date:  29 Sept [1873]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9077

To Edward Frankland   29 September 1873

Summary

Is sending washings of 445 leaves in EF’s distilled water with 20 grains of carbonate of soda. Details of the difficulties and complications involved.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  29 Sept 1873
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9077A
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